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Yellow-eyed Grass Xyris torta

Description

Deeply rooted, chestnut-brown bulbs

Bogs, marshes, wet ditches

Cultivars:
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Cultivars:
Tags:
#native#yellow#summer#perennial#wildflowers#yellow flowers#boggy#riparian#wetlands#pond margins#summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Xyris
    Species:
    torta
    Family:
    Xyridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Yellow flowers produced from compact brown head on top of wiry leafless stems. Few flowers open at any one time.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has narrow, often twisted leaves which look like blades of grass.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Near Septic
    Riparian
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil